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Stephanie’s Graduation From Oak Creek High School

June 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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My niece Stephanie graduated from Oak Creek High School on June 14th. Can you believe it? Me either! The day before graduation she got her first job and in the fall she starts college! Craziness!!

Steph’s class was about 480 students and the ceremony was held at Miller Park. I can’t even remember the last time I was at a graduation ceremony. Maybe when my brother graduated about 17 years ago? I don’t even know. It was interesting to see, even if it was loooong! And I wasn’t thinking, but the roof of Miller Park was open, which meant sunburns for everyone!

After the ceremony we met up with Steph outside the stadium for family photos. There were a ton of people, friends and family, and a very festive atmosphere. And even the racing sausages were there!

After photos, we went downtown to Joey Buona’s for a huge Italian feast.

Congratulations to Stephanie and the entire class of 2014!!

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Stephanie’s Final Oak Creek High School Band Concert

May 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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My niece Stephanie has been involved in the Oak Creek schools band program since fifth grade. I’ve never seen her play and last weekend was her final concert ever. Well, at least in school at Oak Creek. In the fall she goes on to college and hopefully there is some opportunity for her to play there, if she wants.. or maybe she could join a community band. Anyway, it was my last chance, so I drove up to Oak Creek to see her play… finally!!!

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After the concert there was a reception in the school’s cafeteria that included a lot of soda and SO MANY cupcakes. It made some people get a little crazy!

Random thoughts:
1. I don’t think I’ve been in a high school filled with high school kids since I was in high school. I mean.. I’ve been to Kamehameha Schools campus, but it was not filled with high-school aged people!

2. Wow. How overwhelming. Having a hard time imagining Makai in high school one day!

3. Oak Creek’s High School is pretty nice. Especially the newer end. I remember how crappy our junior high and high school were, especially the bathrooms. Everything was so old! They built a new high school a few years after I graduated.

4. We had dinner at Transfer Pizzeria in a hip Milwaukee neighborhood before the show and it was great!

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Brunch at The Radler

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

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My brother brought Steph and Jess down for a visit and we all went (with Makai) to The Radler for brunch. Dallas and I had been there for dinner, but they just recently added brunch, so I was excited to give it a try. This is what we had:

- Pretzel Bread Pudding :: White chocolate, pastry cream, haus cherry jam (Stephanie)
- Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy (Jessica)
- Cremini Mushroom Poutine :: Two eggs, local cheese curds, roasted mushroom gravy, fries (Richard)
- Smoked Brisket Reuben & Fries :: Gruyere, sauerkraut, haus 1,000 island (Rachelle)
- Banana Bread :: Toasted oat streusel, almonds, sliced banana (shared)

I liked my reuben, but I’m probably not the best judge, since I rarely get it. I thought it was delicous though. My only complaint was that the bread didn’t hold up and I ended up eating it with a knife and fork. Steph said her pretzel bread pudding was pretty much like eating dessert, so be warned that it’s sweet (not that I personally would mind that!). I think everyone liked what they got. I remember really liking the streusel on the banana bread!

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My brother had the Haus Hefeweizen and I had the Bloody Mary, which came with a Haus Helles back, pickled carrot, bacon olive, onion, knockwurst and cheese. The bloody mary was really good. Not too spicy, just right. Steph had some Goose Island soda and Jess stuck with her usual, Coke. The Coke came in a little bottle.

So. Anyway. Everyone was pleased with their meal at The Radler. It wasn’t the cheapest, but was good. Here’s a new part of my thoughts on restaurants – The Radler was chill enough for Makai, not so quiet that when he fussed everyone looked, but not super loud. They have high chairs, but I found out the hard way that there are no changing tables in the bathrooms. I think we’ll be back. We’ve had a good dinner and a good brunch. Still so glad to have this new restaurant option added to our neighborhood!

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